Ford Motor Co. built 199 TriMotor airplanes between 1926-1933. Given the company's focus as a manufacturer of automobiles, the cockpit was fitted with steering wheels for the pilot and co-pilot.
This plane - a model 4-AT-E - was No. 146 off the assembly line and took its maiden flight on Aug. 21, 1929. The Ford TriMotor apparently carried a nickname: The Tin Goose.
In celebration of the 75th anniversary of transcontinental flight in the United States, the Experimental Aircraft Association is touring with the plane at cities across the United States. Passenger rides are available at the various airports where the plane stops.
The Tin Goose cruises at 90 mph with a range of 500 miles.
More information about the plane and a tour schedule is available at http://www.flytheford.org
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waskahegan (0) 2004-09-11 20:50
Good shot, a piece of history, I like the overall details and sharpness
seneca77 (405) 2005-02-27 10:59
Great shot! Nice detail and sharpness - I like the lines in the plane's skin and wings. I recognized the plane immediately as I had posted a picture of a Tri-Motor several months ago. It's on page 3 of my gallery if you want to take a look.